ERIC Number: ED428268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Competence without Credentials.
Stacey, Nevzer G., Ed.
These workshop papers address the challenges of alternative credentials, new modes of instruction, and multiple sources of instruction. Following an introduction by Nevzer G. Stacey, "Competence without Credentials: Promise and Potential Problems of Computer-Based Distance Education" (Stephen R. Barley) provides a conceptual framework for the workshop. "Are Employers' Recruitment Strategies Changing: Competence over Credentials?" (Laurie J. Bassi) explores what types of firms use computer-based learning and for what purposes. It examines how employers assess competence in the hiring process and how changes in the labor market and other environmental factors have led firms to experiment with computer-based learning. "High Tech vs. High Touch: Potential Promise and Probable Limits of Technology-Based Education and Training on Campuses" (Kenneth C. Green) explores trends in computer-based education among colleges and universities and opportunities and problems they face as they move into computer-based learning. "Learning Tools within a Context: History and Scope" (Charles N. Darrah) describes computer-based learning opportunities available via the World Wide Web and discusses how social contexts of users may affect use of the medium. "Employers as Course Developers: Are They the New Educational Institutions?" (Thomas Edgerton) provides an overview of Sun Microsystems philosophy and approach to computer-based learning for its employees. "Summary of the Workshop" (Beth A. Bechky) suggests future research questions. "Conclusion" (Nevzer G. Stacey) highlights themes that emerged from the workshop. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Corporate Education, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Certificates, Employers, Higher Education, Human Capital, Personnel Selection, Recruitment, Student Certification, World Wide Web
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